Biff Grimes is pugnacious but likable young man during the Gay 90's living with his ne'er-do-well father, noted for their scrappy personalities and quick tempers. Like every other young man in town, Biff has a crush on gorgeous and flirtatious 'strawberry blonde' Virginia Brush, who gets catcalls every time she walks past the all-male clientèle of the neighborhood barber shop. Biff is joined in his admiration by his friends, Nick Pappalis, an immigrant Greek barber, and Hugo Barnsfeld, an unscrupulously ambitious young man who doesn't let anything stand in the way of what he wants, including Virginia. Utilizing both fair means and foul Hugo sweeps Vrginia off her feet and frames Biff as the fall guy in a political graft schemee. However, every dog has his day, and eight years later Biff stands poised to take his revenge. Written by
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was originally cast as Virginia Brush but became involved in an acrimonious salary dispute with Warner Brothers. The studio borrowed Rita Hayworth
from Columbia, whose career was foundering with clinkers like Blondie on a Budget
(1940), and "The Strawberry Blonde" became a big boost to her career. Jack L. Warner
liked her work so much that he immediately used her again in another romantic comedy, Affectionately Yours
(1941). See more
When Alan Hale gets thrown out of the saloon, we can clearly see his abundant white and gray hair. However the stuntman lands on the ground by the pole, his hair is dark. See more
[to everyone in the barber shop
Hey fellas! Here comes the strawberry blonde!
In the Good Old Summertime
Music by George Evans See more